Peeve O' The Day: June 9, 2009
Tue, 06/09/2009 - 11:00am | by blindeke
Sidewalks that turn into parking ramp exits
Parking ramps in downtowns often emphasize cars over pedestrians. Aside for those aggravating "Caution Car Approaching" flashing lights and sound devices, one of the worst things these buildings do is to have parking lot on/off ramps extend to the outside of the sidewalk, forcing pedestrians to walk down scary, dark, and aesthetically bleak alleyways.
Here's one of those sidewalk parking ramp tunnels in downtown Saint Paul... an unfortunately common sight in the 60s/70s modernist parts of downtowns.